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This Project Is About Kendrick Lamar And His Newest Album "Good Kid M.a.a.d City

karon Sumpter

on 18 December 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli KENDRICK Early life and career beginnings Overly Dedicated In 2010 he toured with Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on The Independent Grind tour. On September 23, 2010, he released Overly Dedicated, a highly acclaimed mixtape that included a song titled "Ignorance Is Bliss" in which he glorifies gangsta rap and street crime but ends each verse with "ignorance is bliss" giving the message "we know not what we do." That song specifically made legendary hip hop producer Dr. Dre want to work with Lamar. This led to Lamar working with Dre and Snoop Dogg on Dre's Detox album and him considering signing to Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment. Section.80 In January 2011, Lamar stated his first independent album was 90% finished. In early 2011, Lamar was included in XXL Magazine's annual Freshman Class, and was featured on the cover along with fellow rappers CyHi the Prynce, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Lil B, Big K.R.I.T. and Diggy Simmons among others. On July 2, 2011, Lamar released his third solo project Section.80 to critical acclaim. The album features guest appearances from GLC, Colin Munroe, Schoolboy Q, Paul Mackey, Ab-Soul and includes production from longtime collaborator Sounwave, Wyldfyer, Terrace Martin, J. Cole and many more. On the topic of whether Section.80 would be an album or a mixtape, Lamar answered: "I treat every project like it’s an album anyway. It’s not gonna be nothing leftover. I never do nothing like that. These are my leftover songs y’all can have ‘em, nah. I’m gonna put my best out. My best effort. I’m tryna look for an album in 2012." The first promotional single from Section.80 was the J. Cole produced track "HiiiPower," of which the concept was to further explain the HiiiPower movement. Section.80 went on to sell 5,300 digital copies in its first week[14] without any television or radio coverage and received mostly positive reviews. In the second half of 2011, Lamar appeared on Game's The R.E.D. Album, Tech N9ne's All 6's and 7's, 9th Wonder's The Wonder Years and Drake's Take Care. In August 2011, while onstage with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Game at a West Los Angeles concert, the three of them crowned Lamar the "New King of the West Coast Personality and Style Kendrick Lamars personality is very chill and humble he's real laid back. He style is very different from any rapper from Compton, when you hear Compton Rappers the first thing you think of is violence and rappers like NWA, SNOOP DOGG, DRE & Etc. But Kendrick is different he talks about the struggle growing up in compton and he talks about the violence but not like they did he talks about seeing it at a young age and putting it into a song. Musical Influences Lyrics LAMAR Sing About Me.
When the lights shut off
And its my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off
And its my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

[Verse 1]
I woke up this morning and figured I'd call you
In case I'm not here tomorrow
I'm hoping that I can borrow a piece of mind
I'm behind on what's really important
My mind is really distorted
I find nothing but trouble in my life
I'm fortunate you believe in a dream
This orphanage we call a ghetto is quite a routine
And last night was just another distraction
Or a reaction of what we consider madness
I know exactly what happened
You ran outside when you heard my brother cry for help
Held him like a newborn baby and made him feel
Like everything was alright
And a fight he tried to put up, but the type
Of bullet that stuck had went against his will
As blood spilled on your hands
My plans rather vindictive
Everybody's a victim in my eyes
When I ride it's a murderous rhythm
And outside became pitch black
A demon glued to my back whispering, "Get em"
I got em, and I ain't give a fuck
That same mentality that told my brother not to duck
In actuality it's a trip how we trip off of colors
I wonder if I'll ever discover
A passion like you and recover
The life that I knew as a young'n
In pajamas and Dun-ta-duns
When thunder comes it rains cats and dogs
Dumb niggas like me never prosper
Prognosis of a problem child
I'm proud and well devoted
This piru shit been in me forever
So forever I'mma push it, wherever whenever
And I love you cause you love my brother like you did
Just promise me you'll tell this story when you make it big
And if I die before your album drop I hope -- Kendrick Lamar was born in Compton, California, to parents from Chicago, Illinois.
Kendrick went tp Centennial High School in Compton, Lamar was a good student. In 2003, at the age of sixteen, Lamar released his first mixtape, Youngest Head Nigga In Charge, under the moniker K-Dot. The mixtape garnered enough attention for Lamar to get a record deal with Los Angeles-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment.
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